05-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vermont
Feeling guilty

So, I was just recently diagnosed wit Crohn's and I'm still in the roller coaster ride of finding the right meds/ diet to put me into remission. It's really hard for me, and it's really hard for my boyfriend. We've been together about 5 years and weathered all kinds of other storms, but this is the roughest so far, because it's coming on top of all kinds of other unfortunate events. I try to vent and get support from friends and family as much as possible because I feel so guilty laying this burden on him too. I feel like when I talk to him about what I'm feeling and how depressed I get, he just get's depressed to and then it's just a nasty downward spiral. Does any one have some advice on neutral ways to communicate or reduce my feelings of guilt or anything?

05-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Providence, Rhode Island

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Rayne, I know that this is easier said than done, but try not to feel guilty. Trust me, I know the feeling, as I'm going through the same thing right now and I feel like I'm a burden on my wife sometimes. Just know that this is not your fault, and I think that depression/feelings of guilt come along with the territory for a lot of people with Crohn's. It's certainly happening with me. Hang in there pal.
Hi, I'm Jesse!

Current meds:
Lialda (4.8g)
fluoxetine (20mg)
naltrexone (4.5mg)

Previous meds:
Dexilant (too pricey!), Xifaxan (short course), budesonide (tapered off), Pentasa (had to switch in January 2016), omeprazole

2000IU vitamin D-3

gastritis & duodenal ulcers, August 2011
Mild Crohn's in terminal ileum, February 2012
5cm of narrowing w/ no signs of active inflammation, May 2014
05-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nanjing, China
We have similar problems. I just married last year and half a year later I was diagnosed with Crohn. I also feel guilty for my wife and her family. And at the beginning, I was afraid of losing her. Now, she is supporting me and encouraging me for months. I love her. I will do me best for remission and for her, for the all family.

DX: Crohns April 2012
Now:intestine half-obstruction
Current Meds: 25mg/d prednisone, 4g/d Pentasa, 75mg/d Imuran
Previous Meds: 4g/d Etiasa(3 weeks), Prednisone(3 weeks 40mg/d, then reducing 5mg/w), Imuran(50mg/d 1week)

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